Coins

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

United States 2017 Boys Town Centennial $1 Silver Coin

Description: The non-profit organization Boys Town, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and made famous by the 1938 movie of the same name, is commemorated on a clad half dollar, a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1917. Established by Father Edward Flanagan, the charity’s main focus was […]

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 29: Barber Quarters

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 29: Barber Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #381 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds …..   The theme here is assembling a set of Barber quarters in Fine to Almost Uncirculated grades without spending as much as $500 on any one coin, with the vast majority of coins […]

Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Gold Dollars …

Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Gold Dollars …

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   Sure, size matters – but collectors have long appreciated gold dollars, the smallest size and denomination in the annals of American gold coin issues. * * * The United States gold dollar was made from 1849 through 1889 in three distinct types and was […]

NGC Signs Cassie McFarland, Artist Famed for Baseball Coins, to Autograph Labels

NGC Signs Cassie McFarland, Artist Famed for Baseball Coins, to Autograph Labels

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has inked a deal for graphic artist Cassie McFarland to individually autograph NGC certification labels. McFarland’s numismatic prestige comes from her winning design for the obverse of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins, the first concave coins produced by the US Mint. McFarland, a California-based graphic artist, came across […]

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Ellis Island Quarter Rolls and Bags August 28

U.S. Mint Opens Sales for Ellis Island Quarter Rolls and Bags August 28

The United States Mint will open sales for products featuring America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coins honoring Ellis Island starting on August 28 at noon Eastern Time (ET). The coin’s reverse design depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. […]

The Confederacy in American Life; on American Coins

The Confederacy in American Life; on American Coins

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek …..   Rewriting history is a great temptation to ideologues of left and right, but recalls the old child’s prayer in the wake of some unimaginable tragedy, “Lord. Make it didn’t happen!” Retrofitting the past with concepts of today can be very appealing but it is illogical and indefensible. […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017: Missing Persons, Chinese Counterfeits, Bitcoin Boom

CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017: Missing Persons, Chinese Counterfeits, Bitcoin Boom

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 18, 2017:  Urgent 1.) Walter Allan’s car found, but 84-year-old Numismatist still missing Allan’s family told police they last heard from him on July 18, when he told them he was heading to the 2017 convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) in Boucherville, Qué., […]

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner ……   I’ve specialized in United States gold coins since the 1980s and I’ve seen a number of series go from cold to hot and vice-versa. There are currently some series that are not actively collected, which have at various times been more popular. Let’s look […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of Aug. 13, 2017

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of Aug. 13, 2017

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Current numismatic coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase at the U.S. Mint. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore […]

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #75: US Mint Sculptor Designer Don Everhart – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Don Everhart served as a sculptor engraver at the US Mint from 2004-2017, capping off a career that spanned five creative decades. In this episode […]

U.S. Mint, National Park Service to Launch Ellis Island Quarter Aug. 30

U.S. Mint, National Park Service to Launch Ellis Island Quarter Aug. 30

WHAT: The public and the media are invited to the ceremony to mark the release of the Ellis Island quarter, the 39th coin in the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. The event includes a coin exchange of $10 rolls of newly-minted Ellis Island quarters after the ceremony. Barbara Fox, designer of the […]

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Modern US Coins – 2016 America the Beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456 (source: PDF), the America the Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, called for the “issuance of redesigned quarters dollars emblematic of national parks […]

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

Three Modern Coins Grab Top Dollar At Heritage World’s Fair of Money Auction

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Modern coins took some of the top bids at the Heritage Auctions sale during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Show in Denver, Colorado, August 2-6, 2017. Nearly 99 percent of some 5,095 lots, including United States and world coins as well as paper currency, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 11, 2017: Brain Food, Littleton Theft, China…

CoinWeek News Wire for August 11, 2017: Brain Food, Littleton Theft, China…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 11, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Rare coins have Holdrege, Colorado link Kinkaid began researching the history of the Lesher Dollar in 1984. In 1992, he hired Holdrege genealogist Sandra Slater as the research director for the project. While Kinkaid said many in the coin hobby don’t […]

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced in 1905. The 2.5-peso gold coin’s run began in 1918, and the two-peso gold coin followed in 1919. The 20-peso gold coin featuring the Aztec Sun Stone was first struck […]

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of Aug. 6, 2017

State of the Mint – U.S. Mint Numismatic Coin Sales as of Aug. 6, 2017

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Current numismatic coin sales figures* from the U.S. Mint. Products listed are currently available for purchase at the U.S. Mint. Items labeled ‘Out of Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ on usmint.gov are not listed below. Sales figures for items older than 2010 are omitted from the Mint’s online records and therefore not included […]

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

Over its long life, the Mediterranean superpower struck a wide array of silver ancient coins   Roman silver coins were produced in astonishing variety over a period of about 800 years. Considering the broad historical themes they represent, it’s no surprise they are among the most popular of all ancient coins. Many collectors specialize in […]

NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   A newly discovered “mule” error on the Canadian 2017 In the Eyes of the Timber Wolf $2,500 1 kilo gold coin has become the latest star in the world of modern coins. The mint gaffe marries the obverse of the $250 Proof silver Timber Wolf kilo, graced by […]

Heritage ANA Auction Results – Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

Heritage ANA Auction Results – Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

1792 cent and 1943 Lincoln penny offered for the first time at auction Two of the rarest U.S. coins ever discovered sold for nearly $500,000 USD at a public auction held in conjunction with the world’s largest coin show. A newly-discovered 1943 Lincoln penny shot to $282,000 because it was made of the wrong material […]

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2017 ANA Show

Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2017 ANA Show

Complete List of Numismatic Literary Guild Winners By Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) …… BOOK OF THE YEAR The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics – 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage, by Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK United States Coins (tie) – The $2½ and $5 Gold Indians […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 7, 2017: War on Cash and Coins, Monday Edition

CoinWeek News Wire for August 7, 2017: War on Cash and Coins, Monday Edition

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 7, 2017:  The War on Cash 4: The Cash Master 1.) Is e-payment fast rendering cash extinct? As a Guardian newspaper article points out in January, “If you begin to insist on cashlessness, it does put pressure on you to be banked and signed up to […]

CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker Talk Coins on the Part-Time Genius Podcast

CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker Talk Coins on the Part-Time Genius Podcast

From onions hawked by animated ogres, to upbeat soundtracks created explicitly for sharks, there’s a lot of pork in the government’s budget. But just how outraged should we be? Will and Mango try to get an answer for you. Featuring James Ledbetter and the editors of CoinWeek. CoinWeek editors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker were […]

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Senate Passes American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

Every session, Congress authorizes the US Mint to produce commemorative coins that celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. These coins help raise money for important causes. Part of the price of these coins is a surcharge that goes to organizations and projects that benefit the community. For example, surcharges on the U.S. Capitol Visitor […]

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

NGC Certifies Mexico 60 Peso Error Coin Struck on U.S. $10 Liberty

This incredible Mexico 1916 Oaxaca 60 Pesos Gold Error Coin was struck on a U.S. $10 Liberty. The 1916 Gold 60 Peso was struck in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is one of the southern states in Mexico. The coins bear the portrait of Benito Juarez. These coins were struck by a Provisional Government during the revolution. […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – A Time of Traitors with John Kraljevich

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – A Time of Traitors with John Kraljevich

A Trio of U.S. Medals from 1861 with John Kraljevich Our friend John Kraljevich is one of the stars of the next generation of experts, researchers and dealers who are quietly but enthusiastically exposing a new generation to numismatics. He is joined by CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan to discuss a trio of American Civil War […]

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – NGC World Coin Grading Shootout

Live at the ANA with CoinWeek – NGC World Coin Grading Shootout

NGC World Coin Grading Shootout As a follow-up to the CoinWeek Grading challenge from 2016, this year CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan is going to go up against two world coin grading experts in a full-length video. This prelude is the setup for that video shoot. Charles, Lance Tchor of WINGS, and dealer James Ricks of […]

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Engraved Love Token Coins

New 3rd Edition MEGA RED Features Engraved Love Token Coins

Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins – MEGA RED The third edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins) features different types of altered coins in several new appendices, including an eight-page illustrated study of love tokens. MEGA RED retails for $49.95 and is […]

NGC-Certified Lesher Dollar Set on Display at ANA Show in Denver

NGC-Certified Lesher Dollar Set on Display at ANA Show in Denver

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the Henderson-Marchase Collection, the most complete set of Lesher “Referendum Dollars”, which will go on display at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2017 World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. The silver octagonal medals were privately made in 1900 and 1901 by Joseph Lesher of Victor, Colorado. […]

Coin Collecting Strategies and Coin Values – Auction Prices Realized

Coin Collecting Strategies and Coin Values – Auction Prices Realized

Auction Prices Realized – They’ve empowered coin collectors, but they can be tricky In recent years, the world of rare coin price guides has changed dramatically. When I began my career as a rare coin dealer in the 1970s, the Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”), was the primary source of rare […]

 
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